I got home late on June 25, 2013, and checked social media. Everyone was buzzing about some senator in Texas who had been standing in pink sneakers for the whole day to block a bill.
I opened a live stream of the filibuster and started reading up on the anti-abortion bill she was fighting.
I didn’t know the senator’s name or anything about the bill that morning. But I was riveted by her stand for women’s rights and infuriated by her male colleagues’ attempts to stop her.